Landscape with Snow (1888)

Landscape with Snow (1888)
Painted in February of 1888, Van Gogh painted the dreary furrowed fields of winter. A lone figure with his dog trudge toward home. Located in the Guggenheim, I was moved to view this painting this past weekend.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Francesco Guardi

Happy Birthday Francesco Guardi!! Italian veduta painter, Guardi was born in 1712. His paintings of Venice were primarily sold as tourists’ souvenirs. His work explored atmospheric conditions similar to the Impressionists one hundred years later. Guardi worked with fellow vedutiste Canaletto as well as in collaboration with his brother Giovanni Antonio, on some religious works.

Veduta-a painting or drawing of an imaginary view of a particular place, usually Venice or Rome in this case.

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